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Old 12-11-2009, 01:14 PM
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Beverly Hills, CA — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 films have been selected as semifinalists for Achievement in Visual Effects for the 82nd Academy Awards®.


The films are listed below in alphabetical order:
“Angels & Demons”
“Avatar”
“Coraline”
“Disney’s A Christmas Carol”
“District 9”
“G-Force”
“G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”
“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”
“Sherlock Holmes”
“Star Trek”
“Terminator Salvation”
“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”
“2012”
“Watchmen”
“Where the Wild Things Are”


In early January, the members of the Academy’s Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee, who selected the semifinalists, will narrow the list to seven.


All members of the Visual Effects Branch will be invited to view 15-minute excerpts from each of the seven shortlisted films on Thursday, January 21. Following the screenings, the members will vote to nominate three films for final Oscar consideration.
The 82nd Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, February 2, 2010, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2009 will be presented on Sunday, March 7, 2010, at the Kodak Theatre.
http://www.deadline.com/hollywood/am...for-vfx-oscar/
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Star Trek could get a nod, but at this point I'd expect Avatar to be the front-runner.
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Old 12-11-2009, 02:55 PM
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From what I'm hearing, Avatar will be very hard to beat in visual categories.
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Did Transformers win for fx in 2007?
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Old 12-12-2009, 12:32 AM
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Was it not Golden Compass that year?

Outta curiousity, how the frack did G.I Joe get anywhere near that final shortlist?

That flick had some of the shoddiest CGI I think I've seen this year (including Wolverine's) and frankly is not deserving of consideration whatsoever!!

Then again, come to think of it Golden Compass didn't have great effects and managed to win out somehow, so by that reasoning it will probably be a contender.
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Old 12-12-2009, 07:45 AM
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Outta curiousity, how the frack did G.I Joe get anywhere near that final shortlist?

That flick had some of the shoddiest CGI I think I've seen this year and frankly is not deserving of consideration whatsoever!!

Agreed. While I did enjoy it as a cool popcorn action flick, it did have some rater "video-gamey" looking CGI....especially the Apaches.
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Old 12-12-2009, 10:05 AM
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Well, since this is a technical category, they do only have to watch the effects sequences, since this category is nothing to do with the acting of the performers or the quality of the script.

Therefore they will watch scenes which highlight the particular effects that represent innovation or breakthrough or are just so spectacular they think they will get through to the next stage of the process.

Kind of like how actors submit only one episode from a television season that they feel represents their best work if they want to be considered for the shortlist for the annual Emmy Awards. The voters don't watch the entire season of work.
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OK, that makes sense. But I think that these folks could better judge the FX if they watched the entire movie, e.g. SW prequel effects look nice on the first glance but on the second they don't combine too natural with the rest of the shot material. CG overuse and the resulting artificiality are only noticeable when you watch an entire movie.
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I've long since given up on the Oscars. You only have to go back to when Dino DeLaurentis' King Kong won, and the ensuing blow up by Jim Dansforth and others over that, to see that it has NOTHING to do with technical excellence anymore. It's all a political and bribery game now. Has been for years.
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